News: conferences, events and seminars


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2018

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Negotiating the boundaries of ‘legitimate healthcare’: regulation, normativities and the social ordering of alternative and traditional healing, Canterbury

Association for Law Property and Society Annual Meeting, Syracuse, New York: call for papers

Relationship breakdown: informal and legal solutions, London

Third International Advocacy Conference, Nottingham: save the date

Myths and Legends of Equal Pay, Southampton

Television drama, law and national identity, London: call for papers

Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights, Florence, Italy: call for papers

Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada: call for papers extended

From Archive to Database: Reflections on the history of laws governing access to information, London

Rich Law, Poor Law, London: call for papers

Impact and Law Reform Conference, London: save the date

Transmitting Justice: Transparency, visuality and mediatization, London

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges, Warwick: call for papers

LSAANZ Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia

SLSA Annual Postgraduate Conference, Warwick: 3–5 January 2019 – save the dates


2018


October

The Disappearance of Miss Bebb: conference and celebrity play-reading,

Date: 21 October 2018

Venue: University of Birmingham

A conference on the future of women in the Law and a celebrity reading of Alex Giles’ play inspired by the case of Bebb v The Law Society. Please see flyer for details.

Karon Monaghan QC: Labour law and international instruments

Date: 22 October 2018

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Appraising Academic Research Impact on Law and Policy in the UK and Beyond

Date: 22 October 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see website for details. 

Resistance to Environmental Regulation in Rural Australia: The tragic case of R v Ian Robert Turnbull

Date: 22 October 2018

Venue: University of Wollongong, Australia

Please see poster for details.

TLI Book Launch: The Rise of the Working Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon, by David Webber

Date: 23 October 2018

Venue: Somerset House, King's College London, Strand Campus, London

This event is organised by the Transnational Law Institute. Please see website for details.

Hamlyn Lectures 2018: Why Does Equality Seem So Difficult? Three problems in comparision, by Robin Allen QC – Lecture 1

Date: 23 October 2018

Venue: Moot Court, QUB School of Law, Belfast

Title: The newest problem: making a fair comparison across all ages

Please see website for details.

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Regulation Discussion Group Seminar: 'The geography of "land grabbing" regulation: challenges for transnational law'

Date: 23 October 2018

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Speaker: Dr Andreas Kotsakis, Oxford Brookes University

Please see flyer for details.

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: Human rights, freedom and excluded epistemologies

Date: 24 October 2018

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Ratna Kapur, Visiting Professor of Law at Queen Mary, University of London

This is the first in the 2018–19 Transnational Law Institute Signature Lecture series. Please see website for details.

In Praise of Clarity: Israel’s new nation-state law

Date: 24 October 2018

Venue: Strand Building, Strand Campus, King's College London

Organised by the Transnational Law Institute and the Department of History. Please see website for details.

Book launch: Solidarity in EU Law edited by Andrea Biondi, Egle Dagilyte and Esin Küçük

Date: 25 October 2018

Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard (University of Cambridge): 'European Union Citizenship in the context of Brexit'; and speaker tbc 'Member State solidarity in the context of the Mediterranean refugee crisis'

This event develops the themens from the edited collection Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making published by Edward Elgar in 2018. See website for further details.

From Archive to Database: Reflections on the history of laws governing access to information

Date: 25 October 2018

Venue: Woburn Suite, Senate House, University of London

This event is free but booking is required. See website for full details.

Book Launch: Women and the Criminal Justice System: Failing victims and offenders?

Date: 26 October 2018

Venue: Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London

This edited collection is published by Palgrave Macmillan. The editors are Emma Milne, Karen Brennan, Nigel South and Jackie Turton. Please see website for details.

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Infrastructures of Injustice: Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series

Dates: 26–27 October 2018

Venue: St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Please see attachment for details. 

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative

Dates: 29–30 October 2018

Venue: School of Policy and Governance, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

Please see website for details.

Hamlyn Lectures 2018: Why Does Equality Seem So Difficult? Three problems in comparision, by Robin Allen QC – Lecture 2

Date: 30 October 2018

Venue: Laigh Hall, Parliament House, Edinburgh

Title: The oldest problem: establishing equal work

Please see website for details.

Regulation Discussion Group Seminar: 'The constitutionalization of private regulators: understanding the role of private law'

Date: 30 OCtober 2018

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Speaker: Dr Paul Verbrueggen, Tilburg Law School

Please see flyer for details.

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November

Approaches to Reducing Domestic Abuse Conference

Date: 3 November 2018

Venue: 1 Bath Street, Ipswich

Please see flyer for details and booking.

ESRC Festival of Social Science, nationwide

Dates: 3–10 November 2018

Venues: nationwide

Please see website for details. 

The Advocate General at the CJEU: The linguistic aspect

Date: 5 November 2018

Venue: Dun Library, Kildare Street, Dublin

Please see flyer for details.

Hamlyn Lectures 2018: Why Does Equality Seem So Difficult? Three problems in comparision, by Robin Allen QC – Lecture 3

Date: 5 November 2018

Venue: Middle Temple Hall, London

Title: The most contentious problem: comparing rights in conflict

Please see website for details.

Regulation Discussion Group Seminar: 'Innovation and the state: finance, regulation, and justice'

Date: 6 November 2018

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Christie Ford, Allard School of Law

Please see flyer for details.

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Deterrent Sentencing: How complicated is that?

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Speaker: Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law Emeritus, University of Oxford

Please see flyer for details.

Stephane Rousseau: Business law and practice seminar

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Collaborating to Shape the Future of Sentencing Research: Innovation and impact

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: City Law School, City University of London

Please see attachment for further details. 

The Least Unified Branch? Searching for the client and the client’s interest in the legislature

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: Senate Room, Queen's University Belfast

Speaker: Dr Ben Yong, Lecturer in Law at the University of Hull & Honorary Research Associate at the Constitution Unit (UCL)

Please see website for details of this free event.

Law Commission Symposium: New review of the law on confiscation in Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Please see website for details.

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Regulation Discussion Group Seminar: 'Running out of capacity: accountability and stakeholder engagement in economic regulation'

Date: 8 November 2018

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Martin Lodge, LSE

Please see flyer for details.

Negotiating the boundaries of ‘legitimate healthcare’: regulation, normativities and the social ordering of alternative and traditional healing

Dates: 8–9 November 2018

Venue: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Hotel, Canterbury

This Kent Law School workshop funded by the Wellcome Project. Please see flyer and website for details.

Personhood as a Foundation of the Western Legal Order: Professor Gerard Quinn inaugural lecture

Date: 14 November 2018

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Intersectionality and Human Rights Law

Date: 14 November 2018

Venue: Lady Hale Moot Court, Berkely Square, University of Bristol Law School

See website for details and booking.

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: How technology is transforming migration and refugee law

Date: 15 November 2018

Venue: King's Building, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Katerina Linos, UC Berkeley Law

This is the second in the 2018–19 Transnational Law Institute Signature Lecture series. Please see website for details.

Myths and Legence of Equal Pay

Date: 15 November d018

Venue: Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Speaker: Stefan Cross QC

Please see flyer and website for details.

Transforming Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Law, policy, and ethics

Date: 23 November 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details. 

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How to Get a PhD in Law: Day One on 'The PhD in law and research methods'

Date: 24 November 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This day will cover: becoming a legal researcher; vomparative legal research; literature review; qualitative and quantitative methods; IALS Library: successful researching using  IALS' electronic legal resources. Please see website for details and booking.

EU Health Law and Policy: Shaping a future research agenda

Dates: 29–30 November 2018

Venue: University of Edinburgh

Please see flyer for details. 

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December

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: Blood oil – tyrants, violence, and the rules that run the world

Date: 5 December 2018

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Leif Wenar, King’s College London

This is the third in the 2018–19 Transnational Law Institute Signature Lecture series. Please see website for details.

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop 

Dates: 5–6 December 2018

Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Please see website for details. 

European Governance of Health Crisis and Disaster Management

Dates: 6–7 December 2018

Venue: Amsterdam Law School

Co-Conveners: Mark L Flear (Queen’s University Belfast) and Anniek de Ruijter (Amsterdam)

Please see attachment for details. 

Race: Why can’t the law effect genuine equality?

Date: 7 December 2018

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Organised by the Centre for Law and Culture at St Mary's University with the University of Westminster and GSM London. Please see flyer for details. 

Transmitting Justice: Transparency, visuality and mediatization

Date: 10 December 2018

Venue: 83 Pall Mall, London

This event is sponsored by the SLSA (under our Seminar Competition) and the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath. Please see website for details.

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Vertigo: Fake news/real theory

Date: 12 December 2018

Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Presented by the Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities. Please see website for details.

LSAANZ Annual Conference

Dates: 12–15 December 2018

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

Theme: Inclusion, exclusion and democracy

The SLSA and Canadian Law and Society Association are co-sponsors of this event. Please see website for details. 

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop

Dates: 13–14 December 2018

Venue: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Please see website for details. 

Relationship breakdown: Informal and legal solutions

Date: 14 December 2018

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Please see website for details.

This event is organised by the International Network of Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages.

'Orient Far and Near' Conference: call for papers

Dates: 14–15 December 2018

Venue: University of Wrocław, Poland

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 23 November 2018.

Law, Human Rights and Religion: Flashpoints: call for papers

Date: 17 December 2018

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

The call for papers is now open . All topics on law, religion and human rights welcomed. Specialist streams on: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, Childrens Rights, Duties of the State, and Public Bodies and Historical Papers. Please see attachment for details of call and website to register. Call closes: 1 November 2018.

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2019


January

SLSA Postgraduate Conference

Dates: 3–4 January 2019

Venue: Warwick University

Follow link for further details.

Introduction to MPhil/PhD Legal Research Methods

Date: 7 January 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This course aims to introduce a range of research methodologies that may be relevant to MPhil/PhD research in law and legally related fields. Please see website for details.

The Regulation of Partnerships and Closely-Held Corporations: call for papers

Date: 10 Janaury 2019

Venue: Newton Building, City Campus, Nottingham Trent University

Joint Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum and the Nottingham Law School Centre for Business and Insolvency Law. Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 31 October 2018. Please see website for registration after 31 October 2018.

Inaugural PropTech and Blockchain discussion on land registration and recording of real property interests

Dates: 17–18 January 2019

Venue: RMIT Europe, Barcelona

Please see attachment for details. 

Rich Law, Poor Law: call for papers

Date: 25 January 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This is an SLSA-sponsored one-day event. See webpage for details.

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: Speaker: Professor Emily Grabham (title tbc)

Date: 30 January 2019

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Emily Grabham, University of Kent

Please see website for details. Title to be confirmed, but save the date.

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February

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: Speaker: Professor Walter Kaelin (title tbc)

Date: 6 February 2018

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, London 

Speaker: Professor Walter Kaelin

Please see website for details. Title to be confirmed, but save the date.

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Two on 'The PhD journey: supervision, research ethics and preparing yourself for upgrade and vivas'

Date: 28 February 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This day will cover: the PhD journey - the staging posts of your PhD and support for research students; handling the supervision relationship; preparing for the Ethics Committee; preparing for upgrade viva and the PhD viva; discussion panel of students who have nearly completed their PhD in law; the foreign, international and comparative research collections of IALS Library. Please see website for details.

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March

Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Graduate Student Workshop: call for applications

Date: 21 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 30 November 2018.

Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Conference: call for papers extend

Dates: 22–23 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see website for details. Call closes: 24 October 2018

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April

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges

Dates: 25–26 April 2019 

Venue: University of Warwick

This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition. Please see attachment for details.

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May

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Three on 'Researching, disseminating and publishing in the digital world'

Date: 10 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This day will cover: the PhD in law in the digital world; legal writing; disseminating your legal research; getting your research published in journals; what books are law publishers looking to publish; publishing in Open Access online law journals; tips on keeping up to date with your research topic after completion. See website for details.

Association for Law Property and Society Annual Meeting: call for papers

Date: 16–18 May 2019

Venue: Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York

Please see website for meeting details and call for papers. Closing date for submitting papers and panels: 20 February 2019.

20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2019

Venue: Instituto Jurídico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research), Coimbra, Portugal

Theme: The limits of law

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 January 2019.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2019: Dignity: call for papers

Dates: 30 May–2 June 2019

Venue: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA

Please see website for details of call. Closing date: 7 November 2018.

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June


Impact and Law Reform Conference

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see webpage for details.

ASLI Conference: The rule of law and the role of law in Asia: call for papers

Dates: 11–12 June 2019

Venue: Asian Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore

Please see website for details. Closing date: 3 December 2018.

Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: call for papers

Dates: 20–21 June 2019

Venue: European University Institute, Florence, Italy

This is a joing event organised by Portsmouth Law School and the European University Institute. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 26 Februrary 2019.

Labour Law Research Network LLRN4 Valparaíso: A global conversation on labour law

Dates: 23–25 June 2019

Venue: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Please see website for details of call. 

Third International Advocacy Conference: save the date

Date: 38 June 2019

Venue: Centre for Advocacy, Nottingham Law School

Theme: Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 Years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Please see flyer for further details.

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September

Television drama, law and national identity: call for papers

Date: 6 September 2019

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see attachment and website for details. Call closes: 1 February 2019.

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2020


June

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language: call for papers

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. Closing date for abstracts: 28 February 2020.

 

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